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Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the. Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth . Benjamin R. Barber, Author, ‘Jihad vs. McWorld: Democracy As an. Rarely, as Richard Falk writes in The Great Terror War, has an event exerted such leverage .

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Civil society has to be built from the inside out. The index, incidentally, could do with some improvement.

Jihad Vs McWorld by Benjamin R Barber – Penguin Books Australia

McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. By Benjamin R Barber. See all books by Benjamin Barber. Those I’ve noticed are minor. McWorld Cover to the paperback edition.

In a groundbreaking work, political scientist Benjamin R. If ever a commentator on the world scene was to be allowed the dubious privilege of saying “I told you so” on September 11it was Professor Barber.

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A thorough, vs.mcsorld look at the current state of world affairs. People Who Read Jihad vs. But has the author been to a PFI hospital lately, listened to a speech by Tony Blair, or stood on a British rail platform and found himself addressed as a “customer”? Barber also describes through modern day examples what these ‘players’ are.


Jihad vs. McWorld

Cover to the paperback edition. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: At which point you might think that putting “Mc” in front of anything you find benjzmin or glib is.

On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into jihqd and smaller tribal units. McWorld, which he seems rather better at defining and attacking, is the “sterile cultural monism” we are all now very familiar with; the world of “shallow but uniform” consumer culture seen in shopping malls across the developed world, and encroaching on the developing world fast. Barbre is anxious to make sure we understand that by “jihad” he means blinkered, intolerant and essentially tribal fundamentalism, which has nothing to do with mainstream Islam.

Barber sees Jihad as offering solidarity and protecting identities, but at the vs.mcworld cost of tolerance and stability. Jul 30, Pages Buy. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books.

Lechner and John Boli. Retrieved from ” https: All these, and the absolute power of money over everything, even over utilities that used to be seen as the state’s responsibility, conspire to make “democracy” an almost meaningless concept these days.


Jul 30, Pages. These tribal forces come in many varieties: You might take issue with the two-page preface to the British edition. As neoliberal economic theory —not to be confused with social liberalism —is the force behind globalization, this critique is relevant on a much larger scale.

Apr 21, Pages. And the title, from which it isn’t hard to get vs.mcworrld idea of the contents, is rather chillingly apt – even more so than it was a decade ago.

MCWORLD is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand the challenges facing us after the tragic events of September 11, and in light of the current conflict in the Middle East. He further posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”. With the emergence of our markets, we have come up with international laws and treaties in order to maintain stability and vs.mcworl in the interconnected economy.